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Senior Cost Engineer in Irvine, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $55.0 - $65.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is currently looking for an experienced Sr. Cost Engineer for a large automotive company in the Orange County, CA area.  This candidate will lead all efforts to determine and document cost structures for selected commodities in various module groups and works with Engineers, Buyers and Finance in cross-functional teams to achieve the best purchased costs for parts and tooling for the company.

  • Gather, analyze and interpret product cost, financial, statistical and technical data.
  • Monitor individual cost request timing and manage the process.
  • Assemble and explain all relevant information in support of business cases.
  • Develop viable alternatives and sensitivity analysis of risk factors.
  • Analysis of specific product cost, comparable product comparisons, capacity analysis and review of multiple inputs and verification of accuracy.
  • Plans and coordinates required cross-functional meetings to review progress on individual projects.
  • Understand commodity part manufacturing and component cost elements.

The right candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering (Preferred)   
  • Supply Chain Management experience.
  • Ten + years of automotive experience (OEM or Tier 1).
  • Cost Estimating Expertise/Experience is required.
  • Knowledge of Cost Estimating processes, procedures, and software and the ability to implement effectively and in a timely basis.
  • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.  
  • SAP experience desired, but not required.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
  • Local candidates preferred.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.